Petri Pasanen

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Petri Pasanen
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Personal information
Full name Petri Pasanen
Date of birth (1980-09-24) 24 September 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Lahti, Finland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
F.C. Red Bull Salzburg
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996
1997-2000
1997-1998
2000-2004
2004
2004- 2011
2011-
Kuusysi Lahti
Lahti
Hämeenlinna (loan)
Ajax
Portsmouth (loan)
Werder Bremen
FC Red Bull Salzburg
National team
2000-2009 Finland
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Petri Pasanen (born 24 September 1980) is a Finnish football player. He plays for F.C. Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga and the Finland national team. He plays as central defender but also can play left or right back.

Career[change | change source]

He started with Kuusysi Lahti and soon raised the interest of European top teams. In 2000 he went to Ajax Amsterdam and became a regular player in the first squad. In August 2001 he broke his leg and missed most of the 2001/02 season. After his injury he came back to the team. With Ajax he reached the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League in the 2003/04 season. During the second half of the 2003/04 season he was on loan at English club Portsmouth in the Premier League. Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp was interested in buing Pasanen at the end of the season, but the price was to high. So Pasanen signed with SV Werder Bremen in the German Bundesliga. After the end of his contract on 30 June 2011 he left Werder Bremen and signed for Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga. He became a regular player from the beginning.

Pasanen is also a regular for the Finland national team. He made his international debut on 15 November 2000 against the Republic of Ireland. Pasanen has mostly played at right back for Finland, and has also served as the national team's captain, when Sami Hyypiä and Jari Litmanen have not played.

Pasanen has also played in Finland national futsal team, where he has six caps and two goals.

Honours[change | change source]

Ajax

Werder Bremen

Club career statistics[change | change source]

[1]

Club performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
FinlandLeague
1996 Kuusysi Lahti Ykkönen 2 0
1997 Lahti Ykkönen 15 0
1997 Hämeenlinna Ykkönen 4 0
1998 1 0
1998 Lahti Ykkönen 15 1
1999 Veikkausliiga 27 0
2000 15 1
NetherlandsLeague
2000/01 Ajax Eredivisie 29 4
2001/02 1 0
2002/03 22 3
2003/04 7 0
EnglandLeague
2003/04 Portsmouth Premier League 11 0
GermanyLeague
2004/05 Werder Bremen Bundesliga 23 1
2005/06 17 0
2006/07 17 0
2007/08 28 2
2008/09 16 0
2009/10
Country Finland 79 2
Netherlands 59 7
England 11 0
Germany 101 3
Total 250 12

International career statistics[change | change source]

Finland national team
YearAppsGoals
2000 1 0
2001 5 0
2002 5 0
2003 6 0
2004 8 0
2005 3 0
2006 7 0
2007 10 0
2008 3 0
2009 9 0
Total 57 0


References[change | change source]

  1. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Petri Pasanen". www.national-football-teams.com.